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Titans...30 Vikings...17

September 29, 2008|From the Associated Press

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Titans are off to a perfect -- and historic -- start.

Rookie Chris Johnson scored two touchdowns and the defense forced four turnovers that the Titans turned into 21 points as Tennessee beat the Minnesota Vikings, 30-17. The Titans improved to 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Even going back to its AFL start in Houston as the Oilers in 1960, this team had never started a season by winning more than three straight. But in their 10th season as the relocated Titans, they have won an NFL-best seven straight regular-season games and had the crowd chanting "4-and-0" as the final seconds ticked off.

Minnesota (1-3), which came in hoping to start its own winning streak, outgained Tennessee, 333-275. The Titans had given up an NFL-fewest 29 points, then gave up a season-high 17 to the Vikings. But the Titans also came up with four sacks to go with the turnovers.

Quoteworthy: "We still have a chance to go 4-12." -- Keith Bulluck, Titans linebacker

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